I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Education at BYU-Idaho in 2010, with a minor in French Education. During my bachelor’s degree, I worked as a tutor for Spanish and French, and I also was a private tutor for both subjects for several months after graduating, until I started my Master’s degree at BYU. For student teaching, I taught three classes of Spanish II and two classes of French I for one semester.
Each semester during my master’s degree I taught 1 to 2 classes, including Spanish 101, 101-102 accelerated, 105 and 106. Along with teaching, each semester we were required to take a 1 credit course to help us improve as teachers. This helped me to expand my repertoire of quality lessons and activities and to improve overall as a teacher.
I love teaching, especially the lower-level classes, such as 100 and 200 level classes. I really enjoy teaching the basics and noticing the huge improvement that most students make during the first two years of a language. I try to use technology a lot in my classroom but I also understand the importance of being prepared to give lessons without it. I look forward to having a long career as a Spanish instructor.